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Proclamation No.470, series of 2003 declares the third Saturday of September of each year as the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) day in observance of the global coastal clean-up celebrations.

ICC is the largest volunteer effort for the environment in which information collected during the clean-up is used to educate people and create solutions to the problems of solid waste and litter in our coastal areas.

This year’s theme, “Understand and Beat Marine Pollution” aims to create a broader understanding of land and sea-based pollution and its potential impacts on human health and ocean ecosystems and develop solutions to reduce or mitigate.



Pursuant to Special Order No. 2021-214 signed by Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr., Forester Lea O. Torres assumes as the Officer-in-Charge of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Eastern Samar. Said Special Order was released following the compulsory retirement from the government service of former Eastern Samar PENR Officer Delia Benitez. Prior to PENRO Torres’ new assignment, she was the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Borongan. The post she vacated was assumed by Forester Eugene B. Mozo, Supervising Management Specialist of PENRO Leyte, designated as Officer-in Charge of CENRO Borongan also by virtue of S.O. No. 2021-214.

The newly assigned officials of DENR Eastern Samar expressed thanks for the trust and confidence accorded to them by the management and solicited for the personnel’s full support towards working as team.

The installation and turn-over ceremony was graced and officiated by the Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Arturo N. Salazar.

Around 900 seedlings of indigenous trees such as narra, acacia, yakal, white lauan, and bitaog were given to the public for free during the Community PanTree activity of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources- Leyte (PENRO- Leyte). The activity was conducted in line with the celebration of Philippine Environment Month last June.

PENR Officer Moises B. Dela Cruz says the activity was aimed at encouraging the public not only to plant but to cultivate and grow the trees to help in the greening efforts of the country.

As a prelude to the celebration of Philippine Arbor Day (June 25), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office through the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) together with Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Palo, distributed 600 yakal seedlings for free to over a hundred recipients on June 24. Along with the seedlings, ecobags, cloth masks, tumblers and mugs were also freely given, to promote the use of eco-friendly products and ditch the use of single use plastics.

To reorient the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) employees of the Department’s organizational functions, programs and projects and to enhance camaraderie among all employees, the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG) of the DENR-R8 held an Environmental Quiz Bee on June 10. The event was also in line with the Department’s 34th Anniversary celebration and part of the activities for the Philippine Environment Month.

The contest, which was opened for both regular and contract of service employees was participated in by one (1) contestant per division under the Technical and Management Services including Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

Mr. Victor Ivy Chiu, Project Development Officer II of the Planning and Management Division bagged the 1st Prize award, followed by Atty. Rogelio P. Napoles, Jr., Economist II from the MGB as the 2nd Prize winner and Bror Ragnar Lorenzo Isagani R. Collander, a contractual Extension Officer from the Conservation and Development Division as the 3rd Prize winner. Each of them took home a Certificate and a cash prize in the amount of Php7,500.00, Php5,000.00 and Php3,000.00, respectively.